§ 21. Mr. Peyton
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what is the effect of recent wage awards on the Post Office wages and salaries total in 1952–53.
§ Mr. Gammans
Awards made since 1st April, 1950, which include the central wages agreement recently reached on the National Whitley Council, will add approximately £28 million to the estimated Post Office wages and salaries bill in 1952–53, and represent 17.9 per cent. of that bill.